Rosicrucian Salon Bibliography
Steven Armstrong, Ph.D (abd)
October 11, 2005
Bayley, Harold. The Lost Language of Symbolism. 2vv. London: Williams and Norgate, 1912.
Cirlot, J.E. A Dictionary of Symbols. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1962.
D’Alviella, Goblet. The Migration of Symbols. New York: University Books, 1956.
Foss, Martin. Symbol and Metaphor in Human Experience. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1949.
Hirst, Désirée. Hidden Riches: Traditional Symbolism from the Renaissance to Blake. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1964.
Olderr, Steven. Symbolism: A Comprehensive Dictionary. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 1986.
Schwaller de Lubicz, Réné A. Esotericism and Symbol. Rochester VT: Inner Traditions, 1985.
Seward, Barbara. The Symbolic Rose. Dallas: Spring Publications, 1954.
Pre-Christian Crosses, etc.:
About.com. Web pages on Cross, Symbols, etc.
Cooke, Ian McNeil. Sun Disk to Crucifix: The Cross, A short illustrated history. Penzance, Cornwall: Men-an-Tol Studios, nd.
DesignBoom Web Page. "The sign of signs: the many permutations of the cross"
Ulansey, David. Home page. http://www.well.com/user/davidu/.
Ulansey, David. Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries. London: (Oxford University Press, revised paperback 1991. Ulansey theory that crossed legs of the Mythraic Torchbearers "represent the famous cross-- described by Plato in Timaeus 36c-- formed by the zodiac and the celestial equator, at the intersection point of which is the equinox" at http://www.well.com/user/davidu/appendix1.html.
Benson, George Willard. The cross, its history & symbolism; an account of the symbol more universal in its use and more important in its significance than any other in the world. New York: Hacker Art Books, 1983. Reprint from 1934 edition.
“The Cross, its origin and significance.” Web page at http://www.ccg.org/english/s/p039.html. (A sectarian Christian site in the 20th century "purification" school, but useful references.
Laliberté, Norman & Edward N. West. The history of the cross / Norman Laliberte and Edward N. West. New York: Macmillan, 1960.
Ward, Henry Dana, 1797-1884. History of the cross: the pagan origin, and idolatrous adoption and worship, of the image. London, J. Nisbet & co.; Philadelphia, Claxton, Remsen, & Haffelfinger, 1871. (From the "purification" school of 19th century conservative Christians who sought to expunge all pagan elements from Christian Practice.)
Weidner, Jay & Vincent Bridges. A Monument to the End of Time: Alchemy, Fulcanelli and the Great Cross. Aethyrea Books LLC, 2000.